♥ Work in Progress ♥
This little sweetheart is going to be a redhead. I’ve been commissioned to paint an angel… her wings are sitting on my desk and will be added after I’ve progressed in the painting process. I’ve done commissions before but this one is a bigger piece so it’s going to be a lot of fun to get creative with. The colors are going to be reds/burgundies/pinks, and greens. I think I’ve already decided on the collage paper for her dress.
I’ll get more messy with this tomorrow as you’ll see … today is working on the face day.
I took some pictures of my studio to share with you. Now that it’s cleaned up… I can start reorganizing things that got shoved to the side during the moving and settling process. I’m also donating some of my old scrapbooking supplies to charity so I have more room for storage. I’m also planning out my wall space for shelves, storage and art! Should be fun!
As you can see… I’m getting there. I think I’d like to put some shelfs around the upper part of the wall to put decorative storage bins on. It would be neater and more efficient than digging through the closet for items I need. While I’m doing this I “should” take an inventory and record where I store what… but that’s a bit over the top. Although it would be relatively easy using a camera and Excel … It might be a worthwhile undertaking. =) Time will tell. Heh~
Once again it’s Whispering Wednesday… and Hump Day
Here’s a few tasty tidbits.
- Thanks to being an insomniac I only get about 4 hours of sleep each night.
- The older I get, the more I see everything through a creative eye.
- Lately my favorite lunch is 29¢ Cup of Noodles. (Gotta love Winco!)
Over n Out for now… I’ve got a face to paint!
♥ Pearly Posies ♥
I just love the texture of this painting. And oh so fun to create. This piece measures 8″ x 8″ square. It’s a wonderful accent for any area that needs a punch of color and interest. I used quite a few baby wipes and paper towels while creating this. I used them for blending the colors and smudging the paints so they blended beautifully. After I had the flowers the way I wanted I needed them to stand out more so I used a pearl white paint to fill in the indents around the flowers. I used two coats and then topped a few of the flowers with pearl embellishments. Once done I painted the edge white and trimmed it out with a gingham ribbon for a final touch. I’m happy with it. It will be going up in my Etsy store this week.
I wanted to share a picture of this Gerbera Daisy… the petals are coming from the center of the flower. Oh the imperfections that make us each unique. Learn to embrace those!
I spend time photographing the flowers I’ve purchased so far and I’ll be sharing them with you as the week progresses. I’m super happy with my floral choices and the color they’ve already added to such a blank space. Next year I expect that the garden will be extremely welcoming and I’ll be spending much of my time at the table out back painting. Ohh… I can’t wait! What fun it will be to have a pitcher of iced tea to accidentally dip my paintbrushes into.
I was hired for a commission over the weekend so I’m off to sketch out some ideas for that… I’ll be sure to share whatever ends up on my easel… so come back later to find out what magic is happening! Until tomorrow… Taco’s tonight for dinner and a much needed cool breeze today! God Bless You!
A plethora of paintings, a plate full of pretties, a handful of happiness and a eyeful of eye candy. However you want to put it this is a delicious dessert of desire!
These are my projects of the week with only a few small items excluded. Only two here are completed so far with two more almost over the finish line. From left to right…
- An unfinished shadow box made from a paper towel roll with a flower hung from a clothes line on a summers day.
- My kitschy coasters… completed and on Etsy
- Commissioned teardrop earrings in greens and blues topped with twinkling flowers to shimmer in the sun.
- Flowers fashioned from modeling paste with a wash of garden colors and pearls.
- In the background is the large painting I’m playing with this week… I have several awesome ideas for this and I’m still deciding with path to take.
I just wanted to share what my Thursday looked like from inside the garden studio fence today.
Please take time to drop in tomorrow to smell the flowers and enjoy some iced tea! Until then… God Bless YOU!
♥ Coasters ♥
Sipping into the end of summer soon! Enjoy your nom nom and rest them on these chillin’ coasters when between savoring sips. What a fun way to upcycle those treasured tokens from your favorite restaurant. I made a trio of round summer sun coasters with my recent Poppy theme in a vibrant orange punch color. These will be posted on Etsy tomorrow.
I’ve got several other works going as well… I’m doing a stencil/modeling paste painting in some gorgeous colors that blend well with each other. This is how it’s looking after the first laying of paints…
I LOVE texture… so this is especially delicious for me. I love orange and pink together and how they blend and create an apricot color. There’s something about taking two colors and making a third on the canvas that really speaks to me so I’m really going to enjoy the process that will be this painting. I’ll share more of this gem tomorrow after I’ve had more play time.
Already… 2sday again! So here’s my latest 2sday’s Toys “Show and Tell.”
They don’t look much like toys do they? Nope… but when I’m done they will certainly be some form of eye candy. I bought these to go with some matching plastic summer stemware I bought about a month ago. They are safe for outside and since my secondary focas has been the garden I couldn’t resist these bowls. What am I going to do with them you ask… I don’t know yet… but I do know that when I do use them they will be a fun and funky focal point for something artsy!
I’ll see you tomorrow for Whispering Wednesday and to share some “sketching” I’ve been doing. HUGS and God Bless!